Alan D. Bell Attorney at Law
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
Menu
What We Do Is All About YOU

Jury awards over $11 million for birth brain damage

The majority of New Jersey babies are born in a local hospital. Their parents want it this way because they feel certain that this is the safest place for the baby to enter the world. Doctors and nurses are present, and the appropriate monitors and equipment are available. All of this is in place to allow for the newborn to be properly cared for as he or she is born. Of course, this is assuming that both people and machines do their jobs properly so as to avoid the possibility of the baby suffering brain damage during the birth process. 

Unfortunately, there are times when equipment, people or both fail to work properly. Recently, a jury awarded over $11 million to a family whose son was born with brain damage and now suffers from cerebral palsy. The jury awarded damages to the family to assist with future medical care as well as daily care.

Records indicate that the hospital staff did not correctly read the fetal monitor. Additionally, other factors in the birth process were not accurately read or reported to the attending physician. As a result, the baby was not breathing at the time it was born. This lack of oxygen caused the baby to suffer permanent brain damage.

New Jersey families look forward to the birth of their newborn. They often visit the hospital prior to the birth so that they are familiar with where the joyous occasion will take place. However, every once in a while, the joyous occasion quickly turns into one filled with tears and heartbreak. If the child is born with brain damage as the result of an error in the delivery or medical care, the family will want to seek legal remedies to aid with the long term financial and medical expenses that are sure to come.

Source: dailycall.com, "Jury awards $11.75 million in damages", Oct. 7, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Information

Alan D. Bell
650 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 105
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: 973-233-4291
Phone: 973-743-7070

Top One, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney - seal of the supreme court of New Jersey, AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability, Lead Counsel LC Rated